Monday, April 28, 2014

A New Addition and 2014 Bowman Needs

I've been kind of inactive on eBay lately. Nothing added has really jumped out at me. I'm sure that will change this week when 2014 Bowman drops. More on that below.

However, I have been starting to go back and pick up Rangers prospect autos from Bowman. It started with me pulling a Jorge Alfaro base auto earlier this year, then I received the Gallo base auto as a replacement. Then I grabbed a few here and there, and was able to pick up Gallo's Perfect Game auto. Well, I added another Perfect Game auto to my collection:

Now, don't get me wrong, I love this card. But it has one serious flaw. Can you spot it? I'll wait.

Okay, I'm tired of waiting. It is horribly off-center. I didn't notice that in the picture on eBay. I thought the seller may have creatively edited the card to make it appear centered, but after further review, I'm just an idiot that didn't check close enough.

Like my other autos, I'm sure I will send this one in for grading. I can only imagine what the centering grade will be. Oh well, the card is just for me anyway.
As I mentioned above, 2014 Bowman is slated to street this Wednesday. I've already got an order in for a jumbo box. I want to go ahead and throw my "Needs List" out there for y'all to keep an eye on. If you pull any of these cards, I will be more than happy to make a deal with you for it.

Chrome Autos
Chris Bostick
Luke Jackson (especially this card)
Yohander Mendez

Retail Autos
Isiah Kiner-Falefa

Bowman Black Autos
Chris Bostick

Rookie Autos
Michael Choice

Futures Game Relics
Joey Gallo (especially this card)

Like I said, if you pull any of these, please let me know. I'm dying to add them to my collection.
I ordered my Bowman Jumbo box from Atlanta Sportscards. The box was listed at $149.99. One penny more and I would receive free shipping, saving me roughly $16. Dammit! Naturally, I went back to find something to add so that I could get free shipping.

I found something, alright.

Pardon the blurry picture, I pulled it straight off their website. You're looking at a Big Stick Jeff Francoeur model signed bat. It is signed in gold. Frenchy played for the Rangers back in 2010. He gave 100% effort every time on the field, which automatically makes him a great guy in my book. Look at that signature - how beautiful is that???

Anyway, you would think - even with Frenchy currently in the minors - that a bat would go for $50 (at least). Well, my friends, Atlanta Sports Cards has this bat (and the silver version, too) for a mere $19.99!!! You can also snag an autographed ball for $14.99. Hell, you can't even buy a regular, unsigned OMLB ball for that!

Go check it out!

1 comment:

  1. I heard Bowman was live in the retail world, but I didn't see any today.